Be 1 in 100: Become a PCF Endowment Builder

Pasadena Community Foundation is excited to launch our “Be 1 in 100 Campaign” — a call to those with a philanthropic heart and a passion for Pasadena. Join our family of Endowment Builders, the generous individuals, families and businesses whose named funds have helped PCF to award over $500,000 in each of the last two years to a total of 65 diverse nonprofits in the greater Pasadena area.

Our goal is to award $1 million in annual grants to charitable organizations making the greatest difference in our community, serving areas of interest such as arts, education and the environment, as well as senior and youth populations. Increasing the number of our Endowment Builders from 75 to 100 will dramatically support this ambitious target.

Partner with us to build your hometown legacy — and ensure the future of the Pasadena we love.

Steps to setting up an endowment can be found on our Create an Endowment page.

Benefits to creating a named endowment


PCF offers different types of funds to help you achieve your philanthropic goals.

Affordable Commitment

$10,000, or $5,000 over two years.


Paperwork is minimal, and once your fund is established, PCF assumes administrative and record keeping duties.

Tax Benefits

Setting up a charitable fund through PCF gives you maximum tax benefits as the donor.

Tax Filings

All accounting aspects of charitable giving are handled by PCF, including the filing of a tax return for the fund.

Proven Track Record

PCF currently manages more than $60 million in charitable assets.


“We chose to dedicate our endowment to healthcare as a way to support PCF’s work in this vital area, and to say thank you for the benefits to our family over the years.”

— Jim & Priscilla Gamb
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